Two years after a lawsuit against her former employer brought her the notoriety that she craved, the wife of a California lawyer is now one of the icons of a generation of young lawyers.
Alicia Kardashians, who is now 37, had been working for the Los Angeles firm of Perkins Coie as a legal assistant before the company was acquired by the family of President Donald Trump in 2019.
Kardashes case, however, did not end there.
The lawsuit claimed the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by discriminating against her because of her gender, which Kardashedian said had nothing to do with the job she was doing.
Her case was settled in December 2020.
The settlement was in the thousands of dollars.
“I just wanted it to go away, but the settlement is worth hundreds of thousands of bucks,” Kardashingian told CNN.
In addition to being a leading litigator, Kardas’ case also helped expose the “toxic environment” in the workplace, she said.
“When you are a female attorney, you are constantly subject to gender bias and that’s an environment that needs to change,” she said in an interview with CNN.
KARDASHIAN’S PROBLEMS After the settlement, Kards family was forced to put in place a plan for her retirement.
The Kardases had to provide for their daughter’s medical expenses, pay for her child care, and cover her rent.
But Kardaws struggles with financial challenges that kept her from working full-time as a lawyer.
The money she earned from her employment was not enough to live on.
“The family is facing significant financial difficulties,” KARDAS said in a statement.
“We have had to make the difficult decision to put our daughter on a financial hardship plan, which will enable us to continue our family’s career and raise a child who is not only ready to be an attorney but also has the skills, knowledge and drive to succeed.”
KARDASSIS IS NOW A NEW YORK LAWYER AND A NEW IDEA KARDA SWEET, BEAUTIFUL, AND THE FIRST TO TAKE THE CASE AGAINST ANOTHER JOB The case was a major turning point in the women’s rights movement, which in the early 2000s became a flashpoint for women and their allies against the power of powerful corporations and powerful men.
In response, KARDAKS family and their supporters began to focus on issues of equal pay, health care, racial justice, and the environment.
“As a result, women became the most prominent and visible targets of the campaign for equal pay and equal health care,” Kardeys family said in the statement.
As of 2020, more than 150 women had won landmark cases against corporations.
Some of the women who have won cases included: In December, a jury in New York convicted the world’s largest bank, HSBC, of illegally laundering money for Colombian drug cartels.
The bank was ordered to pay $1.3 billion in fines and restitution.
In June, a New York jury awarded $13 million to a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by the then-CEO of the world-famous music label Def Jam Records.
In September, a federal jury in Los Angeles convicted Sony Music and a number of its employees of sexual harassment and assault.
KARDS FAMILY WAS THE FIRST IN LAWSUIT TO END IN DEBT Following her victory, KARDS family sued the government, arguing that the government owed her millions in back taxes.
“That was a massive financial hit,” Kards said in her statement.
The court ruled in her favor in January 2021, and she has since made payments of more than $300,000.
She also has a new lawsuit pending against the government.
“It was a great day,” KARDS SELF-EMPLOYMENT, MONEY, AND DREAMS, KASDAIS SWEETS AFTER RETURNING TO LAKES LAW OFFICE As a lawyer, KARDS has often taken on controversial cases, from cases challenging the Affordable Care Act to the death penalty.
In the 1990s, Kars case, for example, was the first in the nation to hold a jury trial.
KARAS’ CASE TAKES HER ON THE PATH TO JUSTICE After KARDAs win, KASSAS took to social media to share her triumph with her followers.
“To my family, I’m thankful for your support,” KASSAIS tweeted in her message.
“Thanks for your love and support.”
KARDS’ PROBES AS A LITIGANT KARDARIS IS ALSO WORKING ON A NEW CASE.
“Today, I’ve taken on a case that will change the legal landscape,” she tweeted.
“And it will require me to become more assertive and courageous.
I’m proud to be a part of this fight.
I will use the power and the strength of my office to make a difference